Mayor’s Wellness Committee


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About the Committee

The Mayors Wellness Committee is dedicated to helping the residents of Mount Arlington achieve optimal health with an active lifestyle, and nutrition and health education. Please check our page on a regular basis for updates.

Mayor Ondish and the Borough of Mount Arlington have pledged to work cooperatively with the NJ League of Municipalities’ Mayors Wellness Campaign  to implement new programs which will promote active living and healthier lifestyles for the men, women and children of our community.

The Mayor’s Wellness Campaign has included Mount Arlington Joe Wargo 5k in its recent newsletter, “Wellness Voice”. Click HERE to view

The Committee – who’s who
Mayor Arthur Ondish
Council Liaison- Michael Stanzilis

Andrea Danysh, Liaison Mt. Arlington Public Schools- Physical Education and Health Educator
Helen Giles, Public Health Nurse- Liaison Mt. Olive Twp. Dept. Of Health
Judith Loughridge, Liaison Senior Club, Mt. Arlington
James Matthews, Liaison Recreation Commission
Christopher Merker, Liaison Mt. Arlington Public Schools- Physical Education and Health Educator
Marie Rotondella, Fitness Professional- Farm Market Coordinator

Our Mission

The mission of the Mayors Wellness Campaign is to equip mayors and other key leaders with the tools to develop and implement active-living initiatives in their communities with the ultimate goal of improving health and reducing the skyrocketing health care costs that come with the obesity problem in New Jersey.

Via this web page we can:

  • Provide links to a wide variety of government approved health and nutrition information websites.
  • Give evidence based tips on nutrition, weight management and physical activity.
  • Encourage community participation in obtaining and maintaining our status as a healthy town.
  • Get residents involved in new initiatives
  • Share success stories of residents who have improved their health with a healthy lifestyle
  • Promote wellness events.

Annual 5K Memorial Run/Walk in honor of Officer Wargo

The 5K Memorial Run/Walk, in honor of Officer Wargo, will be held on Saturday, October 4th, 2014 (Rain or Shine).  Below, please find important information regarding this event.

 

Lifestyle Makeover Challenge

Coming Soon…Mayors Wellness Committee Lifestyle Makeover Self Challenge. Please answer a short Survey to help us to plan an exciting community event.
Just open the link and  answer a few questions. Thank you!

If you have any questions please e-mail mtawellness@mountarlingtonnj.org.

Lyme’s Disease 

As the days grow longer and warmer we spend more time outdoors enjoying nature and keeping fit!  If you are spending time outdoors take preventive measures and be aware of the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease.

Lyme disease is an illness caused by infection with the bacteria which is carried by ticks. It is spread to people by the bite of a tick. In New Jersey the most commonly infected tick is the deer tick. Anyone who is bitten by a tick who has the bacteria can become infected.

Please see the attached New Jersey Department of Health Lyme Disease FAQ Sheet.
For more details and additional information about tick bites and Lyme Disease contact:
• Your health care provider
• Our local health department
• NJ Department of Health http://www.nj.gov/health
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/lyme/index.htm

COMING SOON!!

Did you know that regular physical activity and nutritious foods can help you to lose weight, build muscle, manage diabetes, lower your blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke?

Better health and fitness improves your quality of life and well-being.

Please check this site for more details in the coming months.

We want you!

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer and working with the committee or have any ideas for events please contact us at mtawellness@mountarlingtonnj.org.  More hands make less work. We value your time and appreciate your involvement.